The Collector: How to Make Clothes That Fit and Flatter
Today I’m sharing another gem from my collection, a book by one of my very favorite sewing authors, the late Adele P. Margolis.
I know that many of us struggle with issues of fit. And while there are some fantastic modern books dedicated to the subject of fit, How to Make Clothes That Fit and Flatter does a fantastic job of breaking down the issue of fit in a clear way.
One of the reasons I love books by Adele Margolis is that she doesn’t simply address the what, but also addresses the why. She doesn’t just tell you how to fix a bad fit. She tells you how dart control works and how fullness and ease work, so that you can really grasp what’s going on with your clothes.
She discusses a range of topics, from sizing systems to pattern alteration to choosing the right style. And with headings like “sewers make impossible demands of themselves”, how could you not love this woman?
And of course, there are the illustrations.
How can anyone resist those breezy, chic late 60s styles? Take me there!
Check this book out on amazon. I don’t think you’ll be sorry.